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- Andrew Delbanco's "College: What It Was, Is, and Should Be" (2012)
- What the Shift to Virtual Learning Could Mean for the Future of Higher Ed
- College: What it Was, Is, and Should Be
The coronavirus pandemic is forcing global experimentation with remote teaching. There are many indicators that this crisis is going to transform many aspects of life.
Andrew Delbanco's "College: What It Was, Is, and Should Be" (2012)
By Andrew Delbanco. The strengths and failures of the American college, and why liberal education still matters As the commercialization of American higher education accelerates, more and more students are coming to college with the narrow aim of obtaining a preprofessional credential. The traditional four-year college experience—an exploratory time for students to discover their passions and test ideas and values with the help of teachers and peers—is in danger of becoming a thing of the past. In College , prominent cultural critic Andrew Delbanco offers a trenchant defense of such an education, and warns that it is becoming a privilege reserved for the relatively rich. In describing what a true college education should be, he demonstrates why making it available to as many young people as possible remains central to America's democratic promise. In a brisk and vivid historical narrative, Delbanco explains how the idea of college arose in the colonial period from the Puritan idea of the gathered church, how it struggled to survive in the nineteenth century in the shadow of the new research universities, and how, in the twentieth century, it slowly opened its doors to women, minorities, and students from low-income families.
What the Shift to Virtual Learning Could Mean for the Future of Higher Ed
Indeed, when it comes down to it, this is why you attend college: to be able to learn more, think deeper, be tested, and find your passion. Learn More. At its most basic, college provides the opportunity to learn. This will enhance your knowledge and increasingly mold you into a well-rounded member of society. Think Deeper. College coursework will challenge you in ways that your high school classes did not. Your professors will have you thinking in ways you may have never thought before.
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College: What it Was, Is, and Should Be
At the outset of his deeply informed defense of the value of liberal arts education, Andrew Delbanco, a noted Melville scholar, illustrates one of his central points with a quotation from Moby Dick. Yet if college is in part a voyage of self-discovery, it ought not to be simply a narcissistic extension of adolescence, contends Delbanco, a professor of American Studies and Humanities at Columbia University. At its heart, college is—or should be—about truth-seeking. Along the way, he writes, the meaning of a college education has changed radically.
As the commercialization of American higher education accelerates, more and more students are coming to college with the narrow aim of obtaining a preprofessional credential.
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